Posts By: Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman is a poet, spoken word artist, blogger, cultural journalist, and digital nomad. She’s been writing regularly for The Voice Magazine since 2004, not long after she began studying psychology at Athabasca. Her poetry has been published in Descant, The Talking Leaves, Chizine, Our Times, The Best of Tigertail, and Pottersfield Portfolio and her articles in Design is Political, Rawckus Magazine, Coastal Life, The New Internationalist, This Magazine, and in her blog, The Mindful Bard. She grew up in Nova Scotia, but after having lived in New Hampshire and North Africa she’s now settled in Montreal.

The Mindful Bard – The Illusionist

Film: The Illusionist (Sony Pictures Classics 2010) Director: Sylvain Chomet Original Script: Jacques Tati (adapted by Sylvain Chomet) Genre: Animated ?Writers and people who had command of words were respected and feared as people who manipulated magic. In latter times I think that artists and writers have allowed themselves to be sold down the river…. Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Metropia

Film: Metropia (Atmo 2009) Director: Tarik Saleh Script: Fredrik Edin, Stig Larsson, Tarik Saleh Cast: Vincent Gallo, Juliette Lewis, Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, Alexander Skarsgård, Sofia Helin ?If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face?forever.? George Orwell, 1984 Brazil’s 1984-Style Matrix in 21st-Century Sweden At the end… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Alysha Brillinger, Part II

?We are all artists in a way?every action, word, and song has an impact on the world, and we can design and craft that impact.? Alysha Brillinger in an interview with Wanda Waterman Alysha Brillinger is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She has crafted a unique personal musical style by combining blues and reggae to make funky,… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Alysha Brillinger, Part I

As a child, Canadian singer-songwriter Alysha Brillinger enjoyed a creative freedom that encouraged a prodigious musical talent. With two parents who loved music and three sisters who could be recruited as singers and dancers in living room productions, Alysha could expand on that talent: by the age of eight she was arranging three-part harmonies and… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Incendies

Film: Incendies (Sony Pictures Classics 2011) Director: Denis Villeneuve Source: Based on the play by Wajdi Mouawad Cast: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Rémy Girard I Have Nothing to Say You simply have to see this film; there’s no way to adequately communicate its splendour to you. But while I have you here, I… Read more »